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Arts/Crafts

Ninth Annual Handmade Ornament Show - Features handmade Christmas ornaments from a variety of popular local artists. Materials include paper, beads, wire, glass, feathers and found objects. Proceeds benefit the Spokane Art School. Today, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Tinman Gallery, 811 W. Garland Ave. (509) 325-1500.

Festival of Fair Trade - The festival will feature handcrafts, clothing, jewelry, pottery and more. Proceeds benefit Power of 5, which raises money to help girls stay in school in Nepal. Today, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Community Building, 35 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 448-6561.

Fall Craft Fair - Employees, volunteers and family members will display jewelry, art, woodwork and other craft items for sale. This event helps to support the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and Providence pediatric services in Spokane. Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Providence Holy Family Education Center, 5633 N. Lidgerwood St. Free. (509) 474-4923.

Christmas Bazaar - Christmas gifts, baked goods, handcrafted items, white elephant table. Lunch served from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Presented by the Women’s Fellowship. Friday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Newport United Church of Christ, 430 W. Third St., Newport. $4/lunch. (509) 447-4121.

18th Annual Craft and Gift Fair - Presented by Coeur d’Alene Christian School. Featuring craft and gift items, lunch and baked goods. Saturday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Coeur d’Alene Christian School, Fourth Street and Hanley Avenue, Dalton Gardens. Free admission and parking. (208) 772-7118.

Ritzville Holiday Bazaar - The 40th annual event sponsored by the Ritzville branch of the American Association of University Women. More than 40 vendors selling baked goods, gifts, decorations and toys. Lunch available in the cafeteria. Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Ritzville Grade School, 401 E. Sixth Ave., Ritzville. (509) 659-1424.

Holiday Gift Gala - Visiting artists and resident artisans will offer their holiday works along with an expanded gift shop. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Artisans at Dahmen Barn, Highway 195, 419 N. Park Way, Uniontown, Wash. Free admission. (509) 229-3414.

Winter Market - Indoor market featuring local foods, crafts and music. Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Jacklin Building, Kootenai County Fairgrounds, 4056 N. Government Way, Coeur d’Alene. Free admission. (208) 765-4969.

Christmas Craft Fair - Craft and gift items, fresh-cut Christmas trees. Sponsored by Deer Park High School 2014 Grad Night Committee. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Deer Park Elementary School, 1500 E. D St., Deer Park. Free admission. (509) 998-0353.

Country Church Bazaar - Lunch served 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Rockford United Methodist Church, Rockford. (509) 448-9286.

Annual Holiday Fair and Bake Sale - Vendors welcome; no charge for tables. Saturday, 11 a.m., Rose Pointe Assisted Living, 13013 E. Mission Ave. Free admission. (509) 926-6483.

Heirloom Stitching - A demonstration of the variety of stitches and techniques used in heirloom stitching. Saturday, 1-3 p.m., Sew Uniquely You, 10220 N. Nevada St. (509) 467-8210.

East Valley High School Winter Arts and Crafts Fair - More than 70 vendors. Food and drinks available for purchase. Benefiting the EVHS band. Saturday-Dec. 8, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., East Valley High School, 15711 E. Wellesley Ave., Spokane Valley. $1. (509) 850-5714.

NIC Art Students Pottery Sale - Dec. 10-11, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Room 157, Boswell Hall, North Idaho College, 1000 W. Garden Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 651-6484.

Home/Garden

Pesticide Recertification Workshops - The University of Idaho Bonner and Boundary County Extension offices will offer two workshops for professional and private licensed pesticide applicators. The workshops will be Wednesday, 8 a.m.-noon at the Bonner County Extension, 4205 N. Boyer Ave., Sandpoint, (208) 263-8511; and 1-5 p.m. at the Boundary County Extension, 6447 Kootenai St., Bonners Ferry, (208) 267-3235. $5/per person.

Lotion, Lip Balm and Herbal Salve Class - Take home some of everything you make scented with your choice of essential oils. Ages 16 and up. Thursday, 6-9 p.m., Greencastle Soap Company, 203 N. Stone St. $55. (509) 466-7223.

UI Extension Forest Health Program - Topics will include honeybees, pesticide applicators, harvest slash loading and herbicide treatments, geospatial technologies, bio-controls for weed species, insects, forest fires and rates of change. Friday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Coeur d’Alene Inn, 506 W. Appleway Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Register online at www.uidaho.edu/ ForestHealth2013. $22/includes handouts and refreshments. (208) 446-1680.

Beginning Soap Class - Design your own fragrance and take home about 3 pounds of olive oil soap. Ages 16 and up. Saturday-Dec. 8, 10 a.m.-noon, Greencastle Soap Company, 203 N. Stone St. $55. (509) 466-7223.

Intro to Soap Making Class - Use coconut, palm and olive oil to design your own fragrance and take home freshly made soap. Ages 16 and up. Dec. 11-12, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Greencastle Soap Company, 203 N. Stone St. $55. (509) 466-7223.

Farm Succession Planning - The University of Idaho Bonner County Extension will offer information and workshops on succession planning for farms. The first two workshops, Dec. 18 and 19 from 1-5 p.m., will be informational. The follow-up workshop, held Jan. 26 from 6-8 p.m., will allow farmers an opportunity to develop their own plan. For more information or to register call (208) 263-8511, visit the Extension office, or visit http://extension.uidaho.edu/ bonner. University of Idaho Extension Office in Bonner County, 4205 N. Boyer Ave., Sandpoint. $20/per person; or $30/per farm or ranch, two to four people.

Animals

Spokane Humane Society Home For The Holidays Open House - Stop in for a tour of the shelter, meet the staff and volunteers and enjoy refreshments. Play with the cats and dogs. Today, 11 a.m., Spokane Humane Society, 6607 N. Havana St. Free. (509) 467-5235, ext. 211.

Pet Photos with Santa - Mondays through Dec. 16, 6 p.m., Spokane Valley Mall, 14740 E. Indiana Ave. (509) 926-3700.

Popovich Comedy Pet Theater – Thursday-Saturday. Family-oriented blend of the comedy and juggling skills of Gregory Popovich and his performing pets. Each of the show’s 15 cats and 10 dogs were rescued from animal shelters. Shows Thursday and Friday at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday at 11 a.m. SpokAnimal is partnering with Friends of the Bing for an Adopt a Pet event before and after each performance in the lobby of the Bing. Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. $22/general; $9/age 12 and younger. (800) 325-SEAT.

Nature by Horseback - Gary Cutler and Stu Neiman of Northeast Chapter of the Washington State Backcountry Horseman will talk about enjoying the backcountry by horseback. They’ll focus on backcountry etiquette, the need to leave nature as you found it, and equipment for the horse and rider. Dec. 17, 6:30 p.m., Deer Park Library, 208 S. Forest Ave., Deer Park. Free. (509) 893-8300.


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